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Offline BurntToast

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« 2008-Dec-19, 08:25 AM Reply #50 »
Am I the only one who saw the ball clearly deflect off the bat before it got anywhere near Duminy's elbow?

Tubby and Heals could only focus on whether it hit him on the gloves or the arm (clearly a lot higher than the gloves), but that was well after it took a pretty big deflection off the middle of the bat...

Whatever you think of Johnson's ability, his spell last night was clearly top shelf... he made them play, he completely out psyched Morkel and bowled some amazing delvieries - clearly his best spell in test cricket so far, but it was a beauty.

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« 2008-Dec-19, 08:31 AM Reply #51 »
...and I thought he had the inswinger (to the right handers) working pretty well there last night - I don't think he got a wicket with one, but he bowled two stunners in a row at one point (might have been to Kallis?) which probably was a factor to him getting the caught behind a few balls later with the one that held its line.

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« 2008-Dec-19, 08:37 AM Reply #52 »
He seems to be getting more & more roundarm in the Malinga the Slinger mould. Maybe he has always bowled that way & I haven't noticed :/but i certainly noticed it last night.

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« 2008-Dec-19, 10:43 AM Reply #53 »
IMO i don't think Johnson deserves the bagging he gets. He might not have the control of McGrath, but somehow he seems to keep bowling wicket taking deliveries.  I'm happy to have him as long as he keeps getting wickets. He'd have a pretty impressive strike rate i reckon.

Though i'm glad to see he's gotten rid of the leg side tripe he used to bowl.

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« 2008-Dec-19, 12:06 PM Reply #54 »
Here we go again. Cannot complain about the first two days, that is for sure.

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« 2008-Dec-19, 01:33 PM Reply #55 »
Please let Hayden get a few runs. :sweat:

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« 2008-Dec-19, 01:53 PM Reply #56 »
Should buy a lottery ticket after that call.

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« 2008-Dec-19, 02:04 PM Reply #57 »
This is painful

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« 2008-Dec-19, 02:08 PM Reply #58 »
  :biggrin: He'll come good

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« 2008-Dec-19, 02:15 PM Reply #59 »
Should buy a lottery ticket after that call.

Just desserts?

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« 2008-Dec-19, 02:15 PM Reply #60 »
now I know he got lucky earlier but seriously how the  :censored:  was that ever out. Thought I was going blind when Nicholas went off. Then the replay proves I still have 20/20 vision and as always thought Mark Nicholas is just a tosser with a fancy accent.

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« 2008-Dec-19, 02:18 PM Reply #61 »
One of the worst decisions that I have seen. emthdown

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« 2008-Dec-19, 02:19 PM Reply #62 »
Poor bugger, think the cricketing gods are telling him something.

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« 2008-Dec-19, 04:13 PM Reply #63 »
He'd be a  :censored: idiot to listen to the cricketing gods.
4th dud decision this summer.

The challenge system has to come into action.

it's a joke that a blokes career will be on the line through inept umpiring. :mad:

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« 2008-Dec-19, 10:01 PM Reply #64 »
Great knock by Haddin,

Gilly was a massive loss but this bloke will out perform any other keeper bat in the world  emthup

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« 2008-Dec-20, 08:31 AM Reply #65 »
Perhaps Hayden was given out LBW

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« 2008-Dec-20, 08:53 AM Reply #66 »
It would never have happened if he was given out LBW earlier not playing a shot   :lol:

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« 2008-Dec-21, 12:10 PM Reply #67 »
Have to be happy with this game for the entertainment value 8-)

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« 2008-Dec-21, 12:27 PM Reply #68 »
In another couple of hours we'll know whether to be happy or not, lol  ;)

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« 2008-Dec-21, 12:28 PM Reply #69 »
The first session will show us the winner.
Hopfully Binga 7 Mitch will strike early.
the boks have a long tail

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« 2008-Dec-21, 01:59 PM Reply #70 »
Another crap ball grabs a wicket   :lol:

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« 2008-Dec-21, 02:34 PM Reply #71 »
saffers going to do this easily.

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« 2008-Dec-21, 02:41 PM Reply #72 »
saffers going to do this easily.

Agreed - have closed out my lay on SA to win the series at a loss.  :sweat:

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« 2008-Dec-21, 04:47 PM Reply #73 »
If only one of our other bowlers had of thrown down a few more bad balls... Johnson tried hard, but needed someone else to step up and spray a few with him   :biggrin:

Good win to SA, plenty of swings in this test match, good to see - boxing day should be a cracker, can't wait (we're still going to struggle to take 20 wickets though I think)

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« 2008-Dec-21, 05:09 PM Reply #74 »
Agree toasty, getting wickets is tough.
I guess they struggled too so all is not lost.

not sure what we can do with the bowling.
Personally, I'd have Bracken in there because he's about the only bloke in the country who can swing the bloody ball.

We clearly miss a talented spinner.

In saying all of that we weren't far off. That Dumny bloke was woeful for the first 20 minutes and on most days would have been cleaned up. may have been a different story with an ounce of luck


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